Q & A – What do I do if I receive a court order or a subpoena for an employee personnel file?

07Q. What do I do if I receive a court order or a subpoena for an employee personnel file?

A. Immediately contact the designated person that handles HR matters or such requests. The employer has two courses of action: comply with the court order or subpoena or object by applying to the court to withdraw or modify the court order or subpoena.